Interview with William Benjamin Ray, Sr., August 11, 2014

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Dr. William B. Ray, Sr. talks about his childhood in segregated Lexington, the mentors who trained him in singing, his marriage and family, his experiences in the military, the beginning of his professional career, the professional experiences both in Europe and the United States, and his honors and awards.

Interview Accession

2014oh140_blex005

Interviewee Name

William Benjamin Ray, Sr.

Interviewer Name

Yvonne Giles

Interview Date

2014-08-11

Interview LC Subject

Music Musicians

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Ray, William Benjamin, Sr. Interview by Yvonne Giles. 11 Aug. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ray, W.B., Sr. (2014, August 11). Interview by Y. Giles. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Ray, William Benjamin, Sr., interview by Yvonne Giles. August 11, 2014, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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